lunes, 29 de julio de 2013

Deputy's son, 4, killed in shooting at family home - Detroit Free Press

Michigan

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP

The Jackson County sheriff said the 4-year-old son of one of his deputies was accidentally shot and killed at the family's home.

Sheriff Steve Rand said the shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the deputy's home in Liberty Township, MLive.com reported. It's about 10 miles south of Jackson.

State Police is investigating the death.

Rand said the deputy was heading to work when his wife called from home and told him what happened. The names of the child and the deputy haven't been released.

Michigan State Police said a joint news release with the sheriff's office was expected to be issued today.

GRAND RAPIDS

Farrakhan speaks on birth control

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said white people are promoting birth control for black women because they fear becoming a minority in the U.S.

Farrakhan spoke Saturday at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, invited by the Grand Rapids Community College Black Student Union. He said white Americans will lose their majority by 2050, and said they've introduced birth control to black women "because they don't want no more black babies."

Farrakhan said he opposes same-sex relationships, MLive.com reported. He said he isn't "homophobic" and isn't "afraid of people who choose a lifestyle that's different" but rather is afraid for them.

The Chicago-based Farrakhan said women's role is to stay home and raise children with strong moral values. He also said he isn't anti-Semitic.

AKRON TOWNSHIP

Search for boater suspended

The Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday for a man who disappeared after an airboat capsized on Saginaw Bay off Michigan's Thumb.

The Coast Guard said it got word about 7:50 p.m. Saturday that a boat with two people aboard overturned in the Lake Huron bay. The accident happened about 5 miles from Fish Point, which is southwest of Sebewaing in Tuscola County's Akron Township.

The Coast Guard said a helicopter and rescue boat got help from Tuscola and Huron County crews and pulled one man from the capsized boat. It said a seven-hour search of the surrounding water and ice failed to locate the other man.

SAULT STE. MARIE

Business school to get new name

Lake Superior State University's School of Business will have a new name when it moves into its new home.

The Lukenda School of Business will be named after Lou Lukenda, a Lake Superior State alumnus who served on the LSSU Foundation's board of directors for nearly 20 years.

The school will be housed in South Hall, a former army barracks from the days when the campus was the home of Ft. Brady. Construction of the $12-million facility is to begin in spring 2014.

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